The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has launched BrentPlus, a series of initiatives under its Nigerian Oil and Gas Technology (NOGTECH) programme
This programme will stimulate innovations in the oil and gas industry and ancillary sectors and create a platform for local creation of digital technologies.
Simbi Kesiye Wabote, the executive secretary of NCDMB, has unveiled BrentPlus during the webinar organised by the Board, titled ‘Innovating for the future of Nigeria’s Oil & Gas Industry and its Linkage Sectors’. He added that one of the strategic initiatives under the Nigerian Content 10-year roadmap is to promote the development of innovative in-country solutions in the oil and gas industry.
The webinar will be part of the new channels and technologies that NCDMB will henceforth use to engage stakeholders in the oil and gas sector.
He listed BrentPlus processes to include problem definition, call for innovation, Nigerian oil and gas technology hackathon, incubation, and scale-up.
The Executive Secretary said the Board would administer surveys to focus groups and stakeholders on understanding the biggest challenges the sector faces, providing details of the problem definition stage. He promised the Board would soon hold a webinar to get feedback on digital innovation opportunities.